Faculty Council


The mission of RBHS Faculty Council is to represent the RBHS faculty in matters that affect either the entire University or all of RBHS. It allows faculty members a formal mechanism to ensure that they play an active role in shaping the academic, educational, clinical, and public service missions and activities of RBHS and the University.

Through the Council, the faculty of RBHS may exercise its rights and responsibilities to participate in shared institutional governance, strategic planning, faculty initiatives, and implementation and promotion of the University’s mission and goals. It allows the aggregate faculty of RBHS a voice in the Rutgers Senate.

The Faculty Council promotes interaction and communication among the faculties and faculty organizations of constituent schools while respecting the prerogatives and responsibilities of the existing school-based faculty organizations and works with those organizations on matters affecting the entire University or all of RBHS. The Council also provides a forum for communication and interaction between faculty and administration.

The Council is an expression of faculty unity and a reflection of RBHS’ unique position within Rutgers University and its manifold missions in the region and beyond.

The Council elects its officers annually in December. Officers serve two-year terms that begin January 1. The elected representatives from the RBHS schools establish the composition, administrative structure, and governance of the Faculty Council.


Faculty Council Officers

President:  Larry Frohman, New Jersey Medical School

President Elect:  Laura Liang, School of Public Health

Secretary:  William Halperin, School of Public Health

Finance Chair:  Gary Brewer, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Clinical Co-Chairs: Sangeeta Lamba, New Jersey Medical School

                                   Laura Willett, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Bylaws Chair:  Nancy Kirsch, School of Health Professions

At Large Members of Executive Committee:  Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, School of Health Professions


Faculty Council Members

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

 Mary Bridgeman                 mary.bridgeman@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
 Bozena Michniak-Kohn                 michniak@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
 Guofeng You                 gyou@pharmacy.rutgers.edu

New Jersey Medical School

 Larry Frohman frohman@rutgers.edu
 Sangeeta Lamba lambasa@njms.rutgers.edu
 Carol Lutz lutzcs@njms.rutgers.edu
 Nicholas Ponzio ponzio@njms.rutgers.edu
 Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos pyrsopni@rutgers.edu
 Christine Rohowsky-Kochan rohowscm@njms.rutgers.edu

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

 Anil Ardeshna         ardeshap@sdm.rutgers.edu
 Roger Johansen         johansre@sdm.rutgers.edu
 Asha Samant         samantas@sdm.rutgers.edu

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

 Gary Brewer         brewerga@rutgers.edu
 Dalya Chefitz         chefitda@rutgers.edu
 Vivien Hsu         hsuvm@rwjms.rutgers.edu
 Zhiping Pang         pangzh@rwjms.rutgers.edu
 John Pintar         john.pintar@rutgers.edu
 Archana Pradhan         pradhaar@rwjms.rutgers.edu
 Laura Willett         laura.willett@rutgers.edu

School of Graduate Studies

 Monica Roth      roth@rwjms.rutgers.edu

School of Health Professions

 David Kietrys kietrydm@shp.rutgers.edu
 Nancy Kirsch kirschna@shp.rutgers.edu
 Matthew McQuillan mam124@shp.rutgers.edu
 Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia rothplpm@shp.rutgers.edu

School of Nursing

 Joseph Boney    boneyjg@sn.rutgers.edu
 David (Tony) Forrester    tony.forrester@sn.rutgers.edu
 Mary Kamienski    kamienma@sn.rutgers.edu

School of Public Health

 William Halperin      halperwe@sph.rutgers.edu
 Laura Liang      hemminlb@sph.rutgers.edu
 Thomas Mackie      tim18@sph.rutgers.edu
Faculty Council Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held monthly from 1:30pm-3:00pm. See below for the 2019 meeting schedule.

  • Friday January 18, 2019
  • Friday February 15, 2019
  • Friday March 29, 2019
  • Monday April 22, 2019
  • Monday May 20, 2019
  • Monday June 17, 2019
  • Monday July 15, 2019
  • Friday August 16, 2019
  • Monday September 16, 2019
  • Friday October 18, 2019
  • Monday November 18, 2019
  • Friday December 20, 2019